OK, this is late, obviously, but as someone else said, it looks like fun. Randy, over at Genea-Musings, has challenged us.
Your mission, should you deign to accept it (come on, it's fun!), is to:
1) Go to the dMarie Time Capsule Website - http://dmarie.com/timecap/
2) Select a date in your family history that you want to know about. You might pick a birth date or wedding date of your parents or grandparents.
3) Enter the date into the search form, and select the news, songs, toys, books and other things that you want to feature.
4) Share the date, why you picked it, and the results of your Time Capsule study on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a comment or post on Facebook.
So off I go - I chose Charles Franklin Deller and Carolyn Jones Wedding day (I was just updating their profile in RootsMagic with media earlier today),
December 2, 1950.
Let's see what we find...
Top News Headlines this Week:
Nov 26 - China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
Nov 30 - US Pres Truman threatens China with atom bomb
Dec 2 - Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight
Top Songs for 1950:
Harbor Lights by Sammy Kaye
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake by Eileen Barton
I Can Dream, Can't I? by Andrews Sisters
The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page
Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
All My Love by Patti Page
Harry S. Truman
Alben W. Barkley
Academy Award Winners
People born on December 2Best Picture: All About Eve, directed by Joseph L. MankiewiczBest Actor: Jose Ferrer in Cyrano De BergeracBest Actress: Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday
1950 - Merrill Ashley, St Paul MN, ballerina (NYC Ballet)On TV in 1950
The Ed Sullivan ShowTop Books in 1950
The Burns & Allen Show
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli1950 Prices:
Florence Nightingale by Cecil Woodham-Smith
Avg Income: $3,815/yr
Min Wage: $0.75/hr
DOW Avg: 235
They were right... this *was* fun! And educational!